Shining Moments

Jun 13, 2012

Time is love he said

    and I inwardly scribbled down the words

    on my heart so that I not forget.

Time is love.

So very true.

In a world the quickly flits from one activity to another

   from one relationship to another

   from one place to another

Spending time together is an uncommon practice.

But time is love.


Years ago when I was a first grade teacher

    Some children would share

        Often with trembling lower lips

           and faltering speech

        sometimes with tears in their eyes

        how much they  longed to have time with a parent.

But there were always reasons

    jobs, other commitments, sports, hobbies

But for children

    time is love.

For all of us

      time is love.

Ask me how I know if someone cares

   and I will look at how much time they willingly spend with me

Not time that is forced

    using guilt

    or pressure of any kind

but freely choosing to spend time

making that person a priority.

We read those words

     God is love (I John 4:8)

         and scarcely can fathom the immense truth.

  and then the most personal words

    God so loved the world. (John 3:16)

       and my heart skips a beat with pure joy, overflowing wonder,

           filling in my name and your name and everyone’s name.

We are loved with an everlasting Love. (Jeremiah 31:3)

I can not grasp it but I believe His Words for you and for me.

Like standing before the wide ocean I glimpse the truth but know there is more

So much more.

God’s love reaches out to spend time with us.

Listen, I am with you always. (Matt. 28:20)

His Presence continues to abide with us

  in ways we can hardly fathom.

So today I am with my oldest daughter

Shopping for little things

   all the while chatting and laughing

     Nibbling fritos bbq twists

        Just enjoying being together

And I realize again how richly blessed I am

   to share these moments.

I wouldn’t trade them for anything.

I can write that book later

There will be time for that another day

But for today

    Time is love.

Cherish the moments

Open our eyes and help us to see

Your Love encircling us

    Constantly drawing us into a deeper relationship.

Time is Love.

All too soon the moment is passed.




Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *